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halter

noun uk   /ˈhɒl.tər/ us    /ˈhɑːl.t̬ɚ/

halter noun (ROPE)

[C] a piece of rope or a leather strap that is tied around an animal's head so that it can be led by someone or tied to something

halter noun (CLOTHING)

US ( also halter top, UK halterneck) a piece of women's clothing that is held in position by a strap that goes behind the neck so that the upper back and shoulders are not covered: a halter dress/swimsuit
Translations of “halter”
in Spanish cabestro, ronzal…
in French licou…
in German das Halfter…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繩索, (牲口的)籠頭,繮繩,牲口套…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绳索, (牲口的)笼头,缰绳,牲口套…
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